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Operation Vulcan

2 Jaguars provided laser designation for Harriers GR7 in Bosnia

On 29 August 1995 Jaguar XX725 GU was flown to Gioia del Colle by Squadron Leader Alex Muskett
On 30 August 1995 Jaguar XX962 EK was flown to Gioia del Colle by Flight Lieutenant Simon Blake

They went into action on 30 August 1995, 2 Jaguars providing laser designation for LGB carrying
Harriers GR7 (4 Harriers each armed with 2 x 1000lb Paveway II).

25 operational TIALD (Thermal Imaging Airborne Laser Designator) sorties. They dropped 48 Paveway II LGBs during Operation Vulcan

41 Paveway II – direct hits
04 Paveway II – falling within 20 ft of their target
03 Paveway II – missed their targets due to system or weapons failure

Jaguar XX725 GU was wearing 7 mission symbols (white lightnings) beneath the cockpit on the port side
Jaguar XX962 EK was wearing 5 mission symbols (white lightnings) beneath the cockpit on the port side

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Jaguar XX725 GU
©Keith Blincow
Jaguar XX725 GU
©Keith Blincow
Jaguar XX725 GU
©David Humphreys
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Jaguar XX725 GU
©David Humphreys
Jaguar XX962 EK
©David Humphreys
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Jaguar XX962 EK
©ALEC BLYTH
RAF Coltishall October, 1995

Source:
International Air Power Review Volume 17
SEPECAT Jaguar by Martrin W. Bowman
SEPECAT Jaguar by Andy Evans

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